When Gareth and Carol married two families were joined.
It is only now that the festivities are over and I have returned from my all-to-brief sojourn in Glasgow that the reality of that joining has struck home.
When Gareth and Carol announced that they were marrying Carol’s family made it clear that if Gaz married Carol he married her family as well. I cannot think of a more loving and wonderful family with which to be associated as an in-law.
Gaz’s Mum and I have not lost a son nor just gained a daughter-in-law: we too have gained a family.
For me having lived on the Island for four decades it has the special significance of cementing my bond to the Island.